Why hiring the right manager is crucial to your business
There is a well-known phrase that employees don’t leave bad employers, they leave bad
It’s not a myth, it’s fact. Regular surveys on why people leave reveal that their immediate
manager was one of the major reasons.
So, having the right people in management, driving your business, and getting the best out of
the workforce cannot be underestimated.
Being a manager brings with is a great responsibility – to your colleagues and the business –
and these are crucial hires for manufacturing companies, whether you go for an internal or
Get the recruitment right and the impact can be huge, get it wrong and the downside can be
an ultimate disaster with you best employees fleeing and production falling.
Everyone may think they can be a manager, but in truth it takes a certain person with the
right qualities to measure up and show the right leadership skills. Next time you are hiring a
managerial position, take your time to assess that the candidate.
Here’s our recruitment guide on what to consider:
Communication skills – A leader needs to be able to be able to communicate. It is
one thing know what needs to be done and another getting this across their team, to
ensure business objectives are met. A manager that can be clear and concise – is
one that has everyone on the same page and pulling in the same direction.
Decision maker – Having to make decisions comes with the territory. Hiring a
manager that is prepared to make tough decisions, act decisively and can stand by
those decisions, after assessing all the options, is a must. Having an indecisive
manager, slows down the business and can also mean missed opportunities.
Strategy – A good manager will bring something fresh to operations. They will be
able to assess changes, think creatively and be able to implement them with
success. A manager who cannot bring something new to the table, is hardly going to
drive the business forward.
Motivator – Understanding their team and what gets the best out of each of them is
the sign of a great manager. A manager that can motivate, exudes confidence, leads
by example, has the ability to empathise and create a happy work environment is
priceless. This will all rub off on the team and lead to improved results.
Knowledge – Having a manager who can hit the ground running is ideal – and that
means them knowing about your business and the sector. A manager ‘learning on
the job’ doesn’t inspire confidence from their team and can lead to poor performance.
Employees need to be able to turn to their ‘boss’ and know they can deliver.
Being a boss is a challenge and requires many skills, in addition to these, to succeed.
Managing people, managing expectations and delivering results as well requires exceptional
talent. Finding the talent is not easy.
If you would like to know more about filling your vacancies, please contact our CEO and founder Russ Metcalf by clicking here.